The wirehouses, national broker-dealers and independent firms continue to share their latest recruiting news ahead of the holiday break and start of 2014.
Daniel Rodriguez has joined Merrill in Coral Gables, Fla., from Wells Fargo with nearly $1.1 million in yearly fees and commissions.
Rodney Woodley moved from UBS Financial Services to Merrill in Davenport, Iowa, with close to $990,000 in yearly production and about $130.6 million in client assets.
Jeffrey Klinger joined Merrill Lynch’s Private Banking & Investment Group in San Francisco. He previously worked for Credit Suisse.
Raymond James’ Recruiting
Financial advisors John Quello and Nathan Quello, CFP, who were formerly with UBS, have joined Loft Advisors at First Dakota National Bank, an existing partner bank with the Financial Institutions Division of Raymond James Financial Services (RJF) in Sioux Falls, S.D. They have about $325 million in assets and yearly production of more than $1.6 million.
“We are pleased to welcome John and Nathan to Raymond James,” said Dan Mallard, national sales manager of the division, in a statement. “They are committed to providing a broad selection of investment and wealth management services to their clients, and we look forward to a long and mutually rewarding partnership with them and First Dakota National Bank.”
John has been in the business for 34 years, while his son Nathan came to work in the field 13 years ago.
“We discovered during our due diligence process that what we were really looking for in a firm was one with a more family-oriented, personal feel,” said John Quello, in a press release. “We wanted to be affiliated with a banking institution and yet be a part of a firm with accessible resources and responsive support.”
Baird says Kevin Cross, CFP, is now senior vice president at its Denver wealth management office. His previous work was as a financial consultant with Charles Schwab (SCHW), and he started his career as an advisor with Prudential Securities in 1998.